2021 Contest

The 9th Annual Genes and Health Contest

UM GIDAS

COMPETITORS: High school students who love computers and biology or who are interested in engineering and medical field or who enjoys challenging problems. High school GIDAS members.

DATE: Saturday, January 30, 2021

TIME: 2 – 5 pm

LOCATION: 

Online

Registration 

BRING: Laptop (if you don’t have a laptop, please tell us that you need a computer when register)

FEE: Free

Donations (any amount) are welcome

– check payable to “miRcore”

and send it to 1100 North Main St. Ste 211, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

or




SUBJECTS:

Genes and COVID-19

STUDY MATERIALS:

HERE

GENERAL CONTEST FORMAT:
Session 1: Multiple choice test (50% of the total score toward All round scholar, UTR, Intron awards)
Session 2: Computational research (50% of the total score toward All round scholar, UTR, Intron awards)

Session 3: Random short presentations

 

ADVANCED CONTEST FORMAT (Next-gen sequencing questions included):
Session 1: Multiple choice test (40% of the total score toward All round scholar, UTR, Intron awards)
Session 2: Computational research (60% of the total score toward All round scholar, UTR, Intron awards)

Session 3: Random short presentations

 

PURPOSE: To familiarize students with functional genomics, help them understand diseases in terms of genes and environmental networks, and participate in computational biology research.

AWARD: There will be cash prizes for the contest winners and raffle winners. Award ceremony follows the competition and talent show.

PARENTS: are welcome to attend any of the events (see parent sessions for more information).

SPONSOR:

 

 


For those who do not feel prepared for this contest:

Participation will broaden your perspective on the emerging field of medical genomics. You become familiar with key elements of genomics and learn how to access freely available resources which can lead to cures. In short, the contest itself is a learning opportunity.

Do you have talent to show? Share your talent with others while we are summing up results.

You may even win a prize! (either contest or raffle)

Program

2:00 – 2:05 pm Sign-in time
2:05 – 2:10 pm Opening remarks
2:10 – 2:50 pm Conceptual test
2:50 – 3:05 pm Break
3:05 – 3:45 pm Computational test
3:45 – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 – 4:30 pm Presentation ‘Night’
4:30 – 5:00 pm Results

Awards:

All Round Scholar (1st, 2nd, 3rd) 

Computational Biology Research Session (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

Genomics Session (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

UTR awards (high score in CB and good in Genomics section)

Intron awards (high score in Genomics and good in CB section)

 GIDAS Club Awards

Best GIDAS School of the Year

New GIDAS School of the Year

Previous Year’s winners:

2018

2017